LINEAR HALL EFFECT SENSOR
The AH8500 is a low power/micropower linear Hall effect sensor with
an 8-bit output resolution. The output voltage is ratiometric to the
supply voltage and proportional to the magnetic flux density
perpendicular to the part marking surface. The output null voltage is
at half the supply voltage.
AH8500 has a typical sensitivity of 2.1mV/G and 3.55mV/G at 1.8V
and 3V. The typical null voltage offset is less than 1% of VDD. The
device has a typical input referred rms noise of 0.36G and 0.24G at
1.8V and 3.0V.
Designed for battery powered consumer equipment to office
equipment, home appliances and industrial applications, the AH8500
can operate over the supply range of 1.6V to 3.6V and uses an
externally controlled ENABLE pin clocking system to control operating
modes and sampling rates and to minimize the power consumption.
The typical average operating supply current is between 8.9µA during
“Sleep” mode and 1.16mA at maximum sampling rate 1.8V. With a
conversion pulse every 50ms at the ENABLE pin, the device achieves
a micropower operation with the power consumption of 22µW typical
at 1.8V supply.
To minimize PCB space the AH8500 is available in small low profile
Linear Hall Effect Sensor with +/-430G Sense Range and
Output Voltage with 8-bit resolution
Supply Voltage of 1.6V to 3.6V
Sensitivity: 2.1mV/G and 3.55mV/G at 1.8V and 3V at +25oC
Low Offset Voltage
Low Average Supply Current
8.9µA Typical in Sleep Mode (Default) at 1.8V
1.01mA Typical in Auto-Run Mode ( 6.25kHz) at 1.8V
12µA Typical in External Drive Mode with 20Hz Sample
Rate at 1.8V
1.16mA Typical in External Drive Mode with 7.14kHz
Sample Rate at 1.8V
Chopper Stabilized Design with Superior Temperature Stability,
Minimal Sensitivity Drift, Enhanced Immunity to Physical Stress
Output Voltage Maintained at „Sleep‟ Mode
-40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature
High ESD Capability of 6kV Human Body Model
Small Low Profile U-DFN2020-6 Package
Totally Lead-Free & Fully RoHS Compliant (Notes 1 & 2)
Halogen and Antimony Free. “Green” Device (Note 3)
High Accuracy Level, Proximity, Position and Travel Detection
Button Press Detection in Digital Still, Video Cameras and
Handheld Gaming Consoles
Accurate Door, Lids and Tray Position Detection
Liquid Level Detection
Joy Stick Control – Gaming and Industrial Applications
Contact-Less Level, Proximity and Position Measurement in
Home Appliances and Industrial Applications
1. No purposely added lead. Fully EU Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) & 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) compliant.
2. See http://www.diodes.com/quality/lead_free.html for more information about Diodes Incorporated‟s definitions of Halogen- and Antimony-free, "Green"
3. Halogen- and Antimony-free "Green” products are defined as those which contain <900ppm bromine, <900ppm chlorine (<1500ppm total Br + Cl) and
<1000ppm antimony compounds.
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